We are at that time of the year where the holidays are well behind us, but summer is not quite within reach. We are in between. As are downtown businesses who continue their COVID-19 recovery efforts.
To truly recover, downtown businesses need you and Downtown Dollars are a perfect way to earmark your money for local spending at 50+ downtown locations. Certificates are easy to purchase online – you simply choose your denomination and the email address you want them sent to.
It’s that easy. It feels good to support local and you’ll have a wonderful buying experience shopping downtown.
Whether you’re looking for a gag gift or just a good dad joke, Rocket Fizz is the place to be. April is National Humor Month and Rocket Fizz doles the jokes out in spades – with a new featured joke daily, they’re sure to have you giddy with laughter (and sweets)!
If the furry, four-legged Bingo is your best friend, make sure he knows it. Grab Bingo and head to downtown’s premier pet boutique, Beowoof’s Provisions for Pets. This team of animal lovers supplies only the healthiest, highest quality pet foods and treats available for your dog, cat, bunny, guinea pig, and gerbil.
Join the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo in celebrating its 2020 Community Arts Awards recipients at a virtual celebration featuring speeches from award recipients and their nominators, as well as performances by Face Off Theatre, Farmers Alley Theatre, Rootead Youth Dance Company, and more. Event page
Herbology Presents: The Big Lebowski
April 17, 8 p.m.
The Kalamazoo State Theatre is excited to announce Herbology Presents: The Big Lebowski Saturday, April 17th. Get your “Dude” on and watch this cult classic movie the way it was meant to be seen…on the big screen at the Kalamazoo State Theatre! Event page
International Women Rising Festival ft. Magos Herrera
Celebrate International Women’s Day with a livestream performance by Magos Herrera on April 17 at the Kalamazoo State Theatre! This show is a part of the 2021 International Women Rising Festival being broadcast live from the historic Academy of Music Theatre. Event page
Framing Moments Symposium
April 22, 6 p.m.
This exciting Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Symposium is a gathering of photography experts and enthusiasts. Get excited as you join the discussions with a very special lineup of speakers that’s worth every minute. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Event page
Hayward Babineaux, an Architectural Associate at Byce and Associates, has served on the Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership’s Coalition for Place since 2019. In his time on the Coalition, he has enjoyed the chance to provide input and to help create ideas that are beneficial to the community. You can catch Hayward visiting C’s Perfect Tie & Accessories for some of the best suits around and enjoying Lunchtime Live in Bronson Park during the summer.
We’re driven to make downtown a place that’s engaging and welcoming for everyone.
The Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization built by the people of Kalamazoo for the betterment of downtown Kalamazoo. We believe the greatness of a community stems from the compassion and actions of its members..